HOMOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
WILLIAM BOERICKE, M.D.
Produces giddiness, lowered pulse, and air hunger and reduction in blood-pressure. Acts on muscle of heart, and is a heart tonic. No influence on the endocardium.
Myocarditis. Failing compensation. Irregularity of heart. Insomnia of aortic sufferers; anæmia; dema; cutaneous chilliness. High arterial tension. Is a sedative in cross, irritable patients with cardiac symptoms.
Chronic heart disease, with extreme weakness. Very feeble and irregular heart action. General anasarca. Very nervous, with pain in back of head and neck. Collapse of typhoid. Hæmorrhage from bowels. Cold extremities, pallor; irregular pulse and breathing. Painful sensation of pressure in left side of chest below the clavicle. Dyspepsia and nervous prostration, with heart failure. In the beginning of heart mischief after rheumatism. Arteriosclerosis. Said to have a solvent power upon crustaceous and calcareous deposits in arteries.
Head.--Apprehensive, despondent. Very nervous and irritable, with pain in back of head and neck. Mental dullness conjunctival irritation nasal discharges.
Urinary.--Diabetes, especially in children.
Heart.--Cardiac dropsy. Fatty degeneration. Aortic disease. Extreme dyspna on least exertion, without much increase of pulse. Pain in region of heart and under left clavicle. Heart muscles seem flabby, worn out. Cough. Heart dilated; first sound weak. Pulse accelerated, irregular, feeble, intermittent. Valvular murmurs, angina pectoris. Cutaneous chilliness, blueness of fingers and toes; all aggravated by exertion or excitement. Sustains heart in infectious diseases.
Skin.--Excessive perspiration. Skin eruptions.
Sleep.--Insomnia of aortic patients.
Modalities.--Worse, in warm room. Better, fresh air, quiet and rest.
Relationship.--Strophantus; Digit; Iberis; Naja; Cactus.
Dose.--Fluid extract or tincture, one to fifteen drops. Must be used for some time in order to obtain good results.
Is a remedy often useful in hæmorrhages that are black and stringy. Tingling in various parts. Chorea and hysterical affections. Frequent and extreme changes in sensations and mental conditions. Anger with violence followed by repentance, Laughing mania. Drowsiness and lassitude; better by literary labor.
Mind.--Vacillating; pleasant mania; sings and laughs. Happy and affectionate; then angry. Sudden changes from hilarity to melancholy. Vivid recollection from music heard (Lyc).
Head.--Throbs, pulsates, during climacteric; worse during menses.
Eyes.--Appearance as of electric sparks. Must wipe eyes as if mucus or water were in them. Feeling in eyes as after violent weeping. Sensation as if she had been looking through too sharp spectacles. Eyes feel as if in smoke. Pupils enlarged and react slowly. Lids heavy. Ciliary neuralgia, pain from eyes to top of head. Sensation as if cold air was rushing through eye (Fluor ac; Syph). Asthenopia with extreme photophobia. Threatened glaucoma; embolism of arteria centralis retinal.
Nose.--Epistaxis. Dark, stringy, clotted. Strings of dark blood hanging down the nose.
Abdomen.--Obstinate constipation due to portal stagnation. Constipation in infants. Crawling and stitches in anus. Sensation of something alive in abdomen, stomach, etc., especially on left side (Calend). Abdomen swollen, feeling of something heavy.
Female.--Threatened abortion, especially when hæmorrhage is dark and stringy. Urging of blood to genitals. Menses dark, viscid, too frequent and copious, black and slimy. Uterine hæmorrhage; clots with long strings; worse from least movement. Jerking pain in interior of left breast, as if drawn toward back by means of thread (Crot tig). A bounding feeling, as if something alive in right breast.
Respiratory.--Wheezy cough, with frothy expectoration, containing threads like fine twine; worse, lying down. Breath has offensive, sickly smell. Feeling as if the uvula is elongated in hysterical patients.
Back.--Sudden feeling of coldness in back as if cold water were thrown over him; icy-cold extremities.
Extremities.--Spasmodic contractions and twitchings of single set of muscles. Chorea and hysteria, with great alterations of feeling. Whole upper extremity fall asleep. Cracking in hip-joint and knees. Weakness in knees and legs. Pain in ankles and soles.
Modalities.--Worse, lying down, hot weather, warm room, in morning, fasting, before breakfast, looking fixedly at an object. Better, in open air.
Relationship.--Antidote: Opium; Bell.
Compare: Ipec; Trillium; Plat; China; Sabina.
Dose.--Tincture, to thirtieth attenuation.
Snake poisons are supposed to be chemically Cyan hydrates of Soda and other salts. Alcohol is the natural solvent of these salts and is an antidote. Has a profound trophic action. Old age nutritional troubles.
Low septic states. General disorganization of the blood, hæmorrhages and jaundice. A crotalin injection decreases the rate of coagulation of the blood. In epilepsy the average rate is far greater than in normal conditions. Blood decomposition, hæmorrhages (dark fluid that forms no clots), tendency to carbuncles, malignant scarlatina, yellow fever, the plague, cholera, give opportunity to use this remedy. Hæmorrhagic diathesis. Acts as a sedative. Sleeps into his symptoms. More right-sided in its action.
Mind.--Weeping mood; clouded perception and memory; impatient. Loquacious, with desire to escape. Sadness. Delusions of cerebral decay.
Head.--Vertigo, with weakness and trembling. Dull heavy occipital pain, on right side and right eye. Headache with pain in heart on lying on left side. Headache; must walk on tip-toe to avoid jarring.
Eyes.--Very sensitive to light, especially lamp light. Yellow color of eyes. Illusions; blue colors. Ciliary neuralgia; tearing, boring pain, as if a cut had been made around eye. For absorption of intra-ocular hæmorrhages, into the vitreous, but particularly for non-inflammatory retinal hæmorrhages. Diplobia.
Ears.--Auditory vertigo. Blood oozes from ears. Feeling of stoppage in right ear.
Nose.--Epistaxis, blood black and stringy, ozæna, after exanthemata or syphilis.
Face.--Acne. Lips swollen and numb. Leaden-colored and yellow face. Lockjaw.
Mouth.--Tongue red and small, but feels swollen. Tongue fiery red, dry in center, smooth and polished. Moldy smell of breath. Fills up with saliva. Tongue when protruding, goes to right. Spasmodic grinding of teeth at night. Cancer of tongue with hæmorrhage.
Throat.--Dry, swollen, dark red. Spasm of sophagus; cannot swallow any solid substance. Tight constriction. Gangrenous, with much swelling.
Stomach.--Intolerance of clothing around stomach. Unable to retain anything; violent vomiting of food; bilious vomiting, vomiting of blood. Constant nausea and vomiting every month, after menstruation. Cannot lie on right side, without vomiting dark-green matter. Black or coffee-grounds vomiting. Cancer of stomach with vomiting of bloody, slimy mucus. Trembling, fluttering feeling below the epigastrium. Intolerance of clothing about epigastrium. Faintness and sinking at stomach. Ulceration of the stomach. Atonic dyspepsia. Gastritis in chronic alcoholism. Hungry, craves stimulants, sugar; averse to meat.
Abdomen.--Distended, hot, and tender. Pain in region of liver.
Stool.--Black, thin, offensive, like coffee-grounds. Intestinal hæmorrhage; blood dark, fluid, non-coagulable. Blood oozes from rectum when standing or walking.
Female.--Prolonged menses. Dysmenorrha; pain extends down thighs, with aching in region of heart. Uterine hæmorrhage with faintness at stomach. Puerperal fever; offensive lochia. Phlegmasia alba dolens. Sensation as though uterus would drop out. Painful drawing in uterine ligaments. Cannot keep legs still.
Urinary.--Dark, bloody urine. Casts. Inflamed kidney. Albuminous, dark, scanty (Merc cor).
Heart.--Action feeble, pulse tremulous. Palpitation, especially at menstrual period. Trembling feeling of heart.
Respiratory.--Cough, with bloody expectoration. Tickling from a dry spot in larynx.
Extremities.--Hands tremble, swollen. Lower extremities go to sleep easily. Right-sided paralysis.
Fever.--Malignant fevers of a hæmorrhagic or putrescent character. Low bilious remittents. Yellow fever. Bloody sweat. Cerebro-spinal meningitis (Cicuta; Cup acet). Cold sweats.
Skin.--Swelling and discoloration, skin tense and shows every tint of color, with excruciating pain. Vesication. Sallow. Yellow color of the whole body. Great sensitiveness of skin of right half of body. Purpura hæmorrhagica. Hæmorrhage from every part of body. Bloody sweat. Chilblains, felons. Dissecting wounds. Pustular eruptions. Insect stings. Post-vaccination eruptions. Bad effects of vaccination. Lymphangitis and septicæmia. Boils, carbuncles, and eruptions are surrounded by purplish, mottled skin and dema. Anthrax. Sore sensation relieved by pressure.
Sleep.--Dreams of the dead. Starting in sleep. Yawning. Smothering sensation when awaking.
Modalities.--Worse, right side; open air; evening and morning; in spring, coming on of warm weather; yearly; on awaking; damp and wet; jar.
Relationship.--Compare: Bothrops; Naja (more nervous phenomena); Lachesis (more markedly worse on left side); Elaps (preferable in otorrha and affections of right lung); Crotalus cascavella (thoughts and dreams of death. Paralysis of articulation, embarrassed stertorous breathing and semi-consciousness. A magnetic state is produced; cutting sensation all around eyeball). Bungarus-Krait--(poliomyelitis).
Antidote: Lach; Alcohol. Radiant heat; camphor.
Dose.--Third to sixth potency.
Is a valuable remedy in diarrha, summer complaint, and skin affections. These may alternate with each other. Feels tight all over. It is one of the antidotes to Rhus poisoning, as is evident from its wide and intense action upon skin and mucous surface, causing both irritation and inflammation, with formation of vesicles and mucous discharges. Has elective affinity for skin of face and external genitals. Burning in the sophagus.
Head.--Pressing pain in forehead, especially orbits.
Eyes.--Granular lids; pustules of cornea. Red and raw appearance. Feel drawn backward. Eruptions around eyes. Tensive pain above right orbit.
Stool.--Copious watery stools, with much urging; always forcibly shot out, with gurgling in intestines; worse, drinking the least quantity, or even while eating. Constant urging to stool, followed by sudden evacuation. Swashing sensation in intestines.
Urine.--Night urine foaming; dark orange color; turbid on standing; greasy particles floating on top. Day urine is pale, with white sediment.
Chest.--Drawing-pain through the left chest into the back. Asthma, with cough; cannot expand the chest. Nursing women; every suck the child gives produces pain from nipple back. Inflamed breasts. Cough; as soon as he touches the pillow must get up. Sensitive to deep breathing.
Skin.--Feels hide-bound. Intense itching; but scratching is painful. Pustular eruption, especially on face and genitals, with fearful itching, followed by painful burning. Vesicles; confluent oozing. Vesicular erysipelas, itching exceedingly. Herpes zoster; stinging, smarting pains of the eruption.
Modalities.--Worse, least food or drink; during summer; touch, night and morning, washing.
Relationship.--Compare: Momordica charantia-Hairy Mordica--(has marked drastic properties, producing colic, nausea, vomiting, cholera-like symptoms, abdomen seems full of fluid discharged explosively, thin, watery, yellow. Great thirst). Rhus; Anagallis; Anacard; Sepia.
Antidote: Ant tart.
Dose.--Sixth to thirtieth potency.
Mucous membranes generally, but especially that of the urinary tract, are chiefly affected by this remedy. Frequent urination of a nervous origin. Leucorrha in little girls.
Urine.--Urethritis, with much mucus, especially in women. Cutting after urination, with constriction. Hæmaturia. Prostatitis, with thick yellow discharge. Cystitis.
Respiratory.--Catarrh of nose and throat, with fetid odor and expectoration. Mucus trickles from posterior nares. Rawness of throat and hoarseness.
Relationship.--Compare: Cucurbita; Copaiva; Piper meth; Sandal.
Dose.--Second and third attenuation.
Seeds of Watermelon
Infusion for painful urination with sense of constriction and backache.
Intense nausea immediately after eating. Vomiting of pregnancy. Seasickness. One of the most efficient and least harmful of teniafuges.
Relationship.--Compare: Filix; Cuprum oxid nig.
Dose.--Tincture. The seeds are a valuable remedy for tapeworm. Scald the seeds and peel off the outer skins when softened, the green inner pulp being the part used. Dose: two ounces of seed, yielding one of pulp. May be mixed with cream and taken like porridge. Take-in morning after twelve hours' fasting, and follow in two hours by castor oil.
Stimulates the digestive functions and thus improves the general health. Allays the pain in gastralgia accompanying cancer of stomach. Modifies secretions of digestive glands. Varicose ulcers. Lupus.
Painful cracks in corner of mouthis a guiding symptom of this drug. Chronic gastric catarrh, syphilis, and cancer. Tumors; stricture of sophagus. The active principle (Condurangin) produces locomotor ataxia.
Stomach.--Painful affections of the stomach; ulceration. Vomiting of food and indurations, constant burning pain. Stricture of sophagus, with burning pains behind sternum, where food seems to stick. Vomiting of food, and indurations in left hypochondrium with constant burning pain.
Skin.--Fissures form about the muco-cutaneous outlets. Epithelioma of lips or anus. Ulcerative stage of carcinoma cutis when fissures form.
Relationship.--Compare: Asterias; Conium; Hydrast; Arsenic.
Dose.--Tincture, or bark, 5-grain doses before meals in water. Also the thirtieth potency, in tumors.
Vomiting of undigested food. Cholera infantum, much acidity; frequent green, watery, acid stools. Tenesmus and great pain. High fever; restlessness, and sleeplessness. Obstinate constipation.
Relationship.--Compare: Aethusa; Coto-Para-coto Bark--(intestinal catarrh, chronic, copious, exhausting diarrha and dysentery; colliquitine sweats of phthisis and chronic diarrha).
Typha latifolia-Cat-tail flag (diarrha, dysentery, summer complaint of children. Tincture and first attenuation).
Spasmodic affections, cramps, convulsions, beginning in fingers and toes, violent, contractive, and intermittent pain, are some of the more marked expressions of the action of Cuprum; and its curative range therefore includes tonic and clonic spasms, convulsions, and epileptic attacks. Chorea brought on by fright. Nausea greater than in any other remedy. In epilepsy, aura begins at knees, ascends to hypogastrium; then unconsciousness, foaming, and falling. Symptoms disposed to appear periodically and in groups. Complaints begin in left side (Laches). Tape worm (colloidal Cuprum 3x).
Where eruptions trike in, as in scarlet fever, complaints may result, such as excessive vomiting, stupor, convulsions, which come within the sphere of this remedy. The pains are increased by movement and touch.
Head.--Fixed ideas, malicious and morose. Uses words not intended. Fearful. Empty feeling. Purple, red swelling of head, with convulsions. Bruised pain in brain and eyes on turning them. Meningitis. Sensation as if water were poured over head. Giddiness accompanies many ailments, head falls forward on chest.
Eyes.--Aching over eyes. Fixed, stary, sunken, glistening, turned upward. Crossed. Quick rolling of eyeballs, with closed eyes.
Face.--Distorted, pale bluish, with blue lips. Contraction of jaws, with foam at mouth.
Nose.--Sensation of violent congestion of blood to nose (Melilot).
Mouth.--Strong metallic, slimy taste, with flow of saliva. Constant protrusion and retraction of the tongue, like a snake (Lach). Paralysis of tongue. Stammering speech.
Stomach.--Hiccough preceding the spasms. Nausea. Vomiting, relieved by drinking cold water; with colic, diarrha, spasms. Strong metallic taste (Rhus). When drinking, the fluid descends with gurgling sound (Laur). Craves cool drink.
Abdomen.--Tense, hot and tender to touch; contracted. Neuralgia of abdominal viscera. Colic, violent and intermittent. Intussusception.
Stool.--Black, painful, bloody, with tenesmus and weakness. Cholera; with cramps in abdomen and calves.
Female.--Menses too late, protracted. Cramps, extending into chest, before, during, or after suppression of menses. Also, from suppressed foot sweats (Sil). Ebullition of blood; palpitation. Chlorosis. After-pains.
Heart.--Angina pectoris. Slow pulse; or hard, full and quick. Palpitation, præcordial anxiety and pain. Fatty degeneration (Phytol).
Respiratory.--Cough as a gurgling sound, better by drinking cold water. Suffocative attacks, worse 3 am (Am c). Spasm and constriction of chest; spasmodic asthma, alternating with spasmodic vomiting. Whooping-cough, better, swallow water, with vomiting and spasms and purple face. Spasm of the glottis. Dyspna with epigastric uneasiness. Spasmodic dyspna before menstruation. Angina with asthmatic symptoms and cramps (Clarke).
Extremities.--Jerking, twitching of muscles. Coldness of hands. Cramps in palms. Great weariness of limbs. Cramps in calves and soles. Epilepsy; auro begins in knees. Clenched thumbs. Clonic spasms, beginning in fingers and toes.
Skin.--Bluish, marbled. Ulcers, itching spots, and pimples at the folds of joints. Chronic psoriasis and lepra (Hughes).
Sleep.--Profound, with shocks in body. During sleep constant rumbling in abdomen.
Modalities.--Worse, before menses; from vomiting, contact. Better, during perspiration, drinking cold water.
Relationship.--Antidotes: Bell; Hepar; Camph. Copper is found in Dulcam, Staphisag, Conium and some other plants. Also in King-crab (Limulus).
Compare: Cupr sulph (burning at vertex; incessant, spasmodic cough; worse at night; tongue and lips bluish; locally, Cupr sulph in 1-3 per cent sol in inoperable sarcoma). Cupr cyan (meningitis basilaris); Cholas terrapina (cramps in calves and feet; rheumatism, with cramp-like pains); Plumb; Nux; Veratr. Cuprum oxydatum nigrum 1x (all kinds of worms, including tapeworms and trichinosis according to Zopfy's 60 years' experience).
Dose.--Sixth to thirtieth potency.
Acetate of Copper
Hay-fever, with burning excoriation, paroxysmal cough; tough, tenacious mucus, and fear of suffocation. Protracted labor. Chronic psoriasis and lepra.
Head.--Violent throbbing and lancinating pains in forehead. Left-sided brow ague. Brain seems void. Inclined to gape and cry. Loses consciousness; head reels when in high-ceiled room. Constant protrusion and retraction of tongue (Laches). Neuralgia with heaviness of head, burning, stinging and stitching in temples and forehead.
Face.--Collapsed, hippocratic. Facial neuralgia in cheek-bone, upper jaw, and behind right ear. Better by chewing, pressure, and external warmth.
Stomach.--Violent spasmodic pains in stomach and abdomen. Vomiting. Slimy brown diarrha. Violent tenesmus. Cholera.
Respiratory.--Attacks of angina pectoris coming on when excited. Violent spasmodic cough. Short, difficult respiration. Spasmodic constriction of chest. Dyspna.
Skin.--Leprous-like eruption, without itching, over whole body, in spots of various sizes.
Modalities.--Worse, mental emotions, touch. Better, chewing, pressure, night, lying on affected side, and warmth.
Relationship.--Acts similarly to Cuprum met but is more violent in action.
Dose.--Third to sixth trituration.
Arsenite of Copper-Scheele's Green
A remedy for symptoms depending on deficient kidney action, various intestinal affections, cholera morbus and infantum; entero-colitis, diarrha, and dysentery. Gastro-intestinal disturbances of influenza and typhoid. Uræmic convulsions, headache, vertigo and unconscious conditions resulting from brain dema. Nephritis of pregnancy. Convulsions preceded by gastro-intestinal symptoms. Chlorosis. Bronchial asthma and with emphysema. Purulent endocarditis (Royal). Painful neuroses, enteroptosis. Delirium and tremor cordis.
Mouth.--Tongue thickly coated, dirty brown, white, metallic taste; thirst. Dry mouth.
Heart.--Cardiac rhythm and force altered due to defective elimination.
Abdomen.--Gastro-enteritis. Violent abdominal pain. Diarrha in phthisis. Cholera (Ars; Verat; Camph). Rumbling and sharp cutting pain. Dark liquid stools.
Back.--Persistent lameness. Pain in lumbar region and in lower left shoulder-blade; chest feels tight.
Urinary.--Renal inefficiency and uræmia. Garlicky odor. Diabetes. Urine of high specific gravity; increased, acetones and diacetic acid.
Male.--Perspiration of scrotum; is constantly damp and moist. Boils on scrotum. Purulent discharge of a white color from urethra; tingling and burning in urethra; pain in prostate; pains in penis.
Extremities.--Cramps in calves of legs, worse after midnight, only relieved by getting out of bed and standing. Ulcers; gangrene.
Skin.--Icy cold. Sweat, and skin even when dry. Cold, clammy perspiration of an intermittent nature. Acne, pustules on face and in the cruro-genital region; ulcers look like chancre. Gangrene; carbuncles.
Muscular paralysis without impairing sensation and consciousness. Paralysis of respiratory muscles. Reflex action diminished. Debility of the aged (Baryta) and from loss of fluids. Catalepsy. Nervous debility. Trismus. Glycosuria with motor paralysis. Curare decreases the output of adrenaline. Vomiting of bile in cirrhosis of liver. Diabetes mellitus, 4th dilution (Dr. Barkhard).
Mind.--Indecision; no longer wishes to think, or act for herself.
Head.--Lancinating pains all over head. Head drawn backward. Falling out of hair. Brain feels full of fluid.
Eyes.--Sharp, stitching pains over right eye. Black spots before vision. Ptosis of right side.
Ears.--Noises; unbearable earache. Lancinating pains start from ears; extending down to legs. Swelling of lobes of ear.
Nose.--Ozæna. Tubercles on nose; fetid lumps of pus.
Face.--Facial and buccal paralysis. Tongue and mouth drawn. Red face. Tongue and mouth drawn to right.
Female.--Dysmenorrha. Menses too early, during menses, colic, headache, kidney pain. Leucorrha, thick, purulent, offensive.
Respiratory.--Threatened paralysis of respiration on falling asleep. Short breath. Short dry cough; provokes vomiting, followed by fainting. Chest sore to pressure. Very distressing dyspna.
Extremities.--Tired pain up and down spine. Arms weak, heavy. Cannot lift the fingers. Weakness of hands and fingers in pianists. Legs tremble; give way in walking. Debility; paralysis. Catalepsy. Favors development of corns. Reflexes lessened or abolished.
Skin.--Leprosy. Dirty-looking skin. Boils. Tubercles on nose. Liver spots. Blood oozes through. Itching.
Modalities.--Worse, dampness, cold weather, cold wind; 2 am; right side.
Relationship.--Compare: Cystisin (motor paralysis); Conium; Causticum; Crotalus; Nux. Curare antidotes Strychnin.
Dose.--Sixth to thirtieth potency.
Large doses produce violent purging and vomiting; disturbed digestion with very salty saliva. Anæmic and chlorotic conditions. Affections of uterus. Gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary tracts affected, inducing secondary anæmia and various reflexes. Sleepiness, moroseness, and lassitude. Cough at night while asleep without waking, especially in children (Cham; Nitr ac).
Head.--Terrors of conscience. Grieves over duty neglected. Depression, with weeping desire to be alone. Aching in morning, with flickering before eyes; sneezing with itching in ear. Vertigo; things turn in a circle; better in the room; worse, open air. One-sided headache. Frequent sneezing with itching in ears.
Eyes.--Dim vision, worse on waking, with spots before eyes. Flickering of various colors. Convergent strabismus. Sees countless stars. Diplopia. Disturbance of vision, associated with gastric disturbances.
Stomach.--Salty taste; hiccough-like eructation worse, fat food. Diarrha after every cup of coffee; hiccough. Satiety after a few mouthfuls. Disgust for meat, especially pork. Desire for lemonade. No thirst all day.
Rectum.--Pain about anus and perineum, as if a spot were suppurating, when walking or sitting.
Female.--Menses profuse, black, membranous, clotted, too early, with labor-like pains from back to pubes. Flow less when moving about. Menstrual irregularities with megrim and blindness, or fiery spots before eyes. Hiccough during pregnancy. Post-partum hæmorrhage, with colicky bearing-down pains, with relief after gush of blood. After menses, swelling of breasts, with milky secretion.
Extremities.--Pains in parts where bones lie near surface. Burning, sore pain in heels. Cramp-like contraction of right thumb and index finger. Pains in periosteum. Chilblains.
Skin.--Acne in young women, pruritus better scratching and appearance of menses.
Modalities.--Worse, open air, evenings, sitting, standing, and cold water. Better, during menstrual flow, by moving about, rubbing parts; in warm room, lemonade.
Relationship.--Compare: Ambra; Pulsat; Cinchona; Fer cit et Chin.
Yellow Lady's Slipper
The skin symptoms correspond to those of poisoning by Rhus, for which it has been found an efficient antidote. Nervousness in children; from teething and intestinal troubles. Debility after gout. Hydrocephaloid symptoms, result of long, exhausting diarrha. Sleeplessness. Cerebral hyperasthesia in young children often the result of overstimulation of brain.
Head.--Child cries out at night; is wakeful and begins to laugh and play. Headaches of elderly people and during climacteric.
Relationship.--Compare: Ambra; Kali brom; Scutellar; Valerian; Ignat. Skin relatives: Grindelia; Anacard.
Dose.--Tincture, to sixth attenuation. For Poison Oak, 5 drops of tincture per dose, also locally.
All parts of this shrub are poisonous, producing inflammation of stomach and intestines, with vomiting, diarrha, headache, paleness of face and cold skin. Widespread anæsthesia, and convulsions are some of the chief effects of this drug. Cerebrospinal meningitis. Great prostration, sense of constriction in throat, stiffness of nape, tearing from nape into occiput, lusterless eyes.
Head.--Stupefaction; indifference (Phos ac). Unequally dilated pupils; giddiness; twitching of facial muscles (Agaric). Hydrocephalus. Constant vertigo, intense sleepiness.
Stomach.--Excessive thirst. Constant nausea, vomiting; burning pain in epigastrium.
Tenesmus and erections. Grass-green urine.
Extremities.--Numbness and pain in hands. Difficulty in moving them.
Compare: Nux; Gels. Cystine (produces motor paralysis resembling that of curare and death through respiratory paralysis).
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